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Certificate in Principles of Accounting

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020!

Four students in accounting classDescription of Program: The Accounting Certificate is ideal for small business employees, those in career transitions or interested in building professional credentials.  Aspiring bookkeepers and entrepreneurs will also receive academic benefits from this certificate. 

The program emphasizes skills using MS Excel, QuickBooks, and skills employers are seeking. The program may be completed in just over one year for students attending half-time. All courses in the certificate are eligible for transfer to MCLA’s Business Administration degree if graduates decide to pursue the degree. The program is an alternative for students who may not be seeking a degree or CPA-preparation. Experiential, hands-on learning will be included in the program.

Credits: 21

Credits may be transferable for higher-level accounting certification and undergraduate programs, depending upon the transfer policies of the receiving institution.

Anticipated courses

  • BADM 110 – Information Technology for Business
  • BADM 224 – Financial Accounting
  • BADM 225 – Managerial Accounting
  • BADM 320 – Accounting Systems
  • BADM 335 – Federal Taxation – Individuals
  • BADM 340 – Financial Management
  • ECON 142 – Microeconomics

About the Program

  • Courses for this certificate program are scheduled to be offered at MCLA-Pittsfield in fall 2020
  • To apply for the Principles of Accounting certificate program, please complete the online application and submit your high school or college transcripts with an updated resume. 

For students who qualify, financial aid may be available. Students may be able to qualify for:  

  • Workforce training grants through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Employer tuition remission programs that some employers provide. Students should check with HR at their places of employment to learn about funding option